Tag Archives: Pugs Atomz

New Joint – Simeon Viltz & Mulatto Patriot / Pugs Atomz

Simeon Viltz & Mulatto Patriot ft. Pugs Atomz – “Once Again” (MPTracks.Com / 2012)

Organic, funky vibes from the Chicago duo’s forthcoming collabo album “Ray Elementary”.

New Joint – Pugs Atomz / Greg Blackman

Pugs Atomz ft. Greg Blackman – “Home” (PugsAtomz.Com / 2012)

Taken from the Chicago emcee’s global street album “Euro P – No More Pages In The Passport”.

New Joint – Pugs Atomz

Pugs Atomz – “The Fall” (@PugsAtomz / 2012)

Produced by New Zealand’s Julien Dyne and taken from the Chicago emcee’s forthcoming project “Euro P – No More Pages In The Passport”.

The New Deal Album Download – The Promise (Squair Blaq & Mulatto Patriot)

Quality concept album from the Chicago-based duo telling the story of a man who unexpectedly loses his job and the subsequent chain of events – Psalm One, Pugs Atomz and The Primeridian all bless the project’s warm mixture of soulful samples and live instrumentation – download here.

New Joint – Grant Parks / Pugs Atomz

Grant Parks ft. Pugs Atomz – “You’re My Weed” (Coalmine Music / 2012)

Taken from the Chicago producer’s forthcoming album “Giant” which features Sadat X, El Da Sensei, Internal Quest and more.

New Joint – The Promise / Pugs Atomz / Neak

The Promise ft. Pugs Atomz & Neak – “SoundCatcher” (MPTracks.Com / 2012)

Taken from the forthcoming collabo album between Chicago’s Squair Blaq and Mulatto Patriot entitled “New Deal”.

New Joint – Pugs Atomz

Pugs Atomz – “Faster” (@pugsatomz / 2011)

The Windy City emcee listens to the ladies on this brief freestyle track.

Enjoy Album Download – Pugs Atomz

After touring for the last six months across Europe and the US as part of The Electric, Chicago emcee Pugs Atomz drops this free fifteen-track album featuring production from DJ Vadim, DJ Simbad and Grant Parks, plus appearances from Naledge, Yarah Bravo and The Gent$ – download here.

We Are The Electric – DJ Vadim / The Electric

EPK for the forthcoming album “Life Is Moving” from The Electric (consisting of producer DJ Vadim, Chicago emcee Pugs Atomz and UK vocalist Sabira Jade).

New Joint – The Electric

The Electric ft. Yarah Bravo – “Beautiful” (OGS / 2010)

New project from producer DJ Vadim with UK vocalist Sabira Jade and Chicago emcee Pugs Atomz.

Pass The Mic – Pugs Atomz / Mystro

Chicago’s Pugs Atomz and London’s Mystro go back-and-forth in the studio.

New Joint – Pugs Atomz / Grant Parks

Pugs Atomz & Grant Parks – “Rocket Love” (Coalmine / 2010)

Taken from the forthcoming album “Kinda Like A Rapper”.

New Joint – Pugs Atomz / Dave Ghetto / Deuce Eclipse

Pugs Atomz ft. Dave Ghetto & Deuce Eclipse – “Memorial” ( Gravel / 2008 )

Taken from the Chicago emcee’s album “Conversations With A Chamelion”.

Year Of The Gentleman – The Gent$

Official free download direct from Chicago emcee Pugs Atomz and his new crew The Gent$ (Wes Restless and Ill Legit make up the other two-thirds of the trio).


1. Gent$ Intro
2. Heard It Before
3. It’s The Gents
4. Right On Time
5. Getting Late
6. Carried Away
7. Sunglasses
8. Cold
9. Days Go On
10. Gent$ Outro
11. Only When I Dream
12. Days Go On (Dub Mix)

Hip-Hop Single Reviews (Originally Printed In IDJ / Dubfire Cover / August 2008)

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Hustle Simmons ft. Buff1 – “Over And Out” ( Break Bread Projects )

The humorously named Hustle Simmons is actually a duo comprised of New Jersey underground MC Dave Ghetto and Philadelphia-based producer Tha S Ence. Lifted from their self-titled album, this cut finds the pair seeking to bring back that real rap without falling into the trap of sounding stuck in the past. Assisted by Detroit’s Buff1 on mic duties, Ghetto delivers his usual high standard of well-crafted rhymes over S Ence’s persistent, snappy drums and chopped string samples. 4 / 5

Mick Luter – “How We Raised” ( Stay Humble Entertainment )

Having already achieved notoriety in his hometown of Chicago, Windy City lyricist Luter is now looking to catch the attention of rap fans outside of his Midwest stomping grounds. ML displays a nimble flow and thoughtful subject matter on the soulful ‘How We Raised’, weaving tales of inner-city angst with both depth and maturity. Definitely a name to lookout for. 4 / 5

Phashara – “Young World” ( Beatmonstas Entertainment )

With a nod to Slick Rick’s old-school classic ‘Hey Young World’, Chicago’s Phashara attempts to reach the minds of rap’s more impressionable listeners on this mellow, piano-laced head-nodder. Warning of the possible consequences of gangs, drugs and violence, Phashara draws on his own experiences to show his target audience they do have alternatives in life. Edutainment at its best. 4 / 5

Shabaam Sahdeeq ft. Torae & Supastition – “Keep Comin” ( Marvial Entertainment )

Having made his name in the underground rap renaissance of the mid-to-late 90s, New York’s Shabaam returns with this solid offering from his new album ‘Relentless’. Featuring guest spots from fellow NYC resident Torae and North Carolina’s Supastition, ‘Keep Comin’ is a witty sonic rebuttal to backstabbers everywhere, based around sliding synths and a unique female hook that you’ll be humming for days. 3 / 5

Pugs Atomz – “All Right” ( Gravel )

There must be something in the Chi-town water this month, as here’s yet another slice of attention-worthy music straight from the 312 area code. With producer Grant Parks supplying a smooth laidback funk track reminiscent of vintage DJ Quik, Atomz takes full advantage of the party vibes, getting his drink on, chasing the ladies and generally enjoying life. One for those hot and hazy summer evenings. 3 / 5

Saint ft. Verses – “Do You Remember?” ( Domination Recordings )

Whilst both Long Island’s Saint and guest MC Verses do a competent enough job here of proving their true-school credentials by lyrically attacking the current state of hip-hop, it’s the production on this cut which elevates it above the average mark. Swinging jazz samples collide with dense drums and slick scratches to create a lively, feel-good vibe. Check out Saint’s album ‘About Time’ for more of the same. 4 / 5

Baby J ft. Asher D & Nathan – “Lies” ( Abtract Urban )

Another genre-hopping banger from Baby J’s forthcoming ‘Baby Food’ album. Blending hip-hop, grime and R&B influences into three-minutes of smoothed-out listening pleasure, Baby J once again brings a unique sound to the table, complimented by Nathan’s classy crooning and former So Solid member Asher D’s woman-related woes. A great tune with serious crossover potential. 4 / 5

Young Chris – “Never Die” ( Roc-A-Fella)

Having floated around on the mix-CD circuit for awhile now, it appears this captivating cut from one-half of Philadelphia’s Young Gunz duo is now seeing an official release. Built around a beautifully melancholic soul sample, ‘Never Die’ finds Young Chris turning the tragedies of street life into compelling music, complete with moments of stirring self-reflection. Heart-wrenching stuff. 4 / 5

GTA ft. Jada Pearl – “The Way” ( Phoenix Down )

Oxford-based duo Chima and Ineffable are all about positive vibes on this upbeat, motivational cut from their forthcoming album of the same name. Forget keeping it real, this pair are “keeping it proper” as they attempt to civilise the uncivilised over rousing, horn-blasting production, accompanied by a passionate hook from female vocalist Jada Pearl. 3 / 5

New Joint – Pugs Atomz

Pugs Atomz – “The Dog Wood Tree” ( Gravel Records / 2008 )

Further to my Pugs post last month, here’s some more flavour from the Chicago wordsmith in the form of this somewhat shocking but definitely thought-provoking clip.

New Joint – Pugs Atomz

Pugs Atomz – “The Outlaw” ( Gravel Records / 2008 )

Lifted from the Chicago rapper’s “Conversations With A Chamelion” album.